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"Lotsa change but good place to work."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - IT Manager in San Antonio, TX
Current Employee - IT Manager in San Antonio, TX
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Capital Group full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Pay including bonuses are comparable to other financial services IT positions
Many benefits
International company with diverse associate base
aware of the need to change with economic challenges
Focused on maintaining associate base (avoiding need for job reductions) and increasing efficiency and assets under management.

Cons

A lot of change at once leads to some conflicting priorities
Use of offshore IT partners is strategic but perhaps needs more thought and consideration in some areas
limited advancement opportuities

Advice to Management

Share more decisioning with lower management and associates. Rationale. Understanding the why of something oftens aides acceptance, support and adoption.

Other Employee Reviews for Capital Group

  1. "Consistent culture and integrity"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Graphic Production Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Graphic Production Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Capital Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Long tenure, good benefits and home/work balance, associate consideration

    Cons

    May not be the highest compensation


  2. Helpful (4)

    "It Depends on What Business Group You Land In"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Capital Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great retirement plan (FYI - you're not fully vested until 6 years)
    - Great healthcare
    - Nice offices with amenities (at least if you work in a building w/investment group offices)
    - Stability - you're not likely to suddenly lose your job
    - Good comp with multiple bonuses / incentives throughout the year
    - Big company - possible to move around, sort of. I quit, but *was* offered a position in another business group.
    - Civil office culture - yelling & open disrespect aren't tolerated
    - Good coworkers - some really lovely people work there.

    If you're looking for a stable corporate job where you punch a clock and don't need to think independently, it's probably a good fit for you.

    Cons

    - Employee satisfaction varies dramatically depending on business group and manager.
    - Not a meritocracy - most places aren't entirely, of course, but it seems especially true at Capital.
    - Growth is often not possible because most associates are overburdened with volume of tasks.
    - Intelligence and honesty are not valued. Being able to play the game is.

    They promote and emphasize growth in theory, but in practice advancement is a result of politicking and interpersonal strategy. Get in good with the boss = get your workload reduced + get handed opportunities for exposure. I saw this happen at all levels, from senior management all the way down to admin assistants.

    Also - globally speaking - they're going through some big changes, so it may be a little extra bumpy for a while.

    Advice to Management

    Look closely at concentrated turnover in a department - really, it IS you, it ISN'T all about the departing associates.

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